Strange Misbehaviors Are Really Out There

An observer from outer space might look at life on Planet Earth with amazement. In addition to plants of every kind and color, he would see a stunning variety of creatures on land, in the sea, and in the air, crawling, walking, swimming, flying, or staying put. If he studied them over time, he might notice that wildly different forms of life share one activity: they all procreate. Our observer might report:

"In addition to consuming nutrients,...

 
James M. Kushiner is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #45, Winter 2018 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo45/sex-from-outer-space